A systematic literature review of home-school partnership for learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL): a way forward for the UK and Ireland

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Abstract

Home-school partnership has often been lauded as a key contributor in raising educational attainment. However, the level of partnership experienced by parents who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) can be limited by poor English-language proficiency and other unique challenges. This paper is concerned with a systematic review and analysis of the evidence of home-school partnership for learners with EAL in primary schools. It identifies international research trends, and gaps in research in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The analysis demonstrates that there is a dearth of literature pertaining to home-school partnership interventions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It also identifies a global necessity for interventions aimed at instigating attitudinal change among teachers and systemic institutional change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalIrish Educational Studies
Early online date29 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 May 2022

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© 2022 Educational Studies Association of Ireland.

Keywords

  • Home-school partnership;
  • English as an additional language
  • differing perspectives
  • interventions
  • systematic review
  • Home-school partnership

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